Emergency Medicine Network 2
Why Wyong Hospital?
Wyong Hospital is one of two large public hospitals on the Central Coast.
Wyong Hospital is a busy regional hospital of approximately 300 beds and is a teaching hospital of the University of Newcastle. Inpatient services include general medical, general surgical, cardiology, drug and alcohol, mental health and a level 3 Intensive Care Unit. The hospital has close affiliation with Gosford Hospital which provides the majority of other sub-specialty services. Patients requiring neurosurgery or cardiothoracic services require transfer to Sydney or John Hunter Hospital.
The hospital's emergency department is one of the busiest in the state and sees approximately 63,000 presentations per year. Twenty five percent of the presentations are paediatric. It is the busiest paediatric ED in New South Wales not to have a supporting inpatient Unit, however it is very well supported by a Paediatric Assessment Unit. The department sees a broad range of critically ill patients across all age groups and Registrars receive extensive clinical and procedural exposure.
Registrar education is provided in conjunction with the programme at Gosford Hospital. Registrars receive four hours of protected teaching time each week and there are dedicated primary and fellowship examination sessions. The Central Coast Emergency Training Scheme has enjoyed a very high success rate in the Primary and Fellowship Examination for a number of years.
Wyong is just an hour’s drive from Sydney, and is a good base for starting your visit to Tuggerah Lake and the beautiful Yarramalong Valley.
Popular beaches include Bateau Bay, Toowoon Bay, Blue Bay, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Soldiers Beach at Norah Head, the lakes and Budgewoi beaches.
The area boasts some of Australia’s most rugged and scenic national parkland and recreation areas forming an impressive backdrop for the sweeping rural areas and coastal plains.
Dr Shashi Kalava
Director of Emergency Medicine Training
Ph: (02) 4394 4954
Dr Joe Pierchorowicz
Deputy Director of ED
Ph: (02) 4394 4954